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Jul 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
billion a year funding bill for the f.a.a. the old one expired friday. that hits every big weak spot in the economy: jobs. 70,000 construction workers and 4,000 f.a.a. employees furloughed. stimulus: 150 airport construction projects stalled. the deficit: $200 million a week in ticket taxes lost because the f.a.a. has no authority to collect them. there are two main staking points. democrats want to make it easier for airline and railroad workers to unionize, republicans don't. and republicans want cuts in so-called essential air servic services. essential air service pays $163 million tax dollars for airlines to fly on little-used routes that might otherwise shut down. in a cbs news investigation, we took one government subsidized flight from washington to virginia's shenandoah valley. we found just four passengers on board and the plane went on to west virginia empty. today transportation secretary ray lahood urged congress to solve their disputes. >> and for all of my friends on capitol hill who give speeches everyday about jobs, the importance of jobs, putting people to work, thi
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